Nurse Contacts by Site
If unable to reach the assigned school nurse, contact Student Support Services at 510-657-2350 with urgent matters.
Who is a school nurse?
The primary role of the school nurse is to support Student learning. The nurse accomplishes this by implementing strategies that promote student and staff health and safety. As the health services expert, the school nurse serves as the health professional for the school community. Some of the services provided include: health assessments and participation in development of Individualized Education Plan for students with special needs; pediatric nursing procedures; screening for health factors impacting student learning, activities to promote health, chronic disease management and education, administering of medications, crisis team participation, recommending guidelines for school district health policies; and serving as a health care provider liaison between the school and the community.
All school nurses have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and a School Nurse Certificate. The school nurse works independently in the school setting to provide health care and education primarily to students and possess strong skills in critical thinking, decision-making, communication, individual and classroom education, and child advocacy.
School Nurses contribute to their local communities by helping the students stay healthy, in school, and ready to learn, and keeping parents and families at work.